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The Fist of Justice returns in a full color 128 page graphic novel. Art by Chad (Harley Quinn) Hardin and Yildiray (Supergirl) Cinar. Read more

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The Fist of Justice returns in a full color 128 page graphic novel. Art by Chad (Harley Quinn) Hardin and Yildiray (Supergirl) Cinar.

Methuen, MA Comics
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UPDATES

3/14: Now with STRETCH GOALS!!

3/13: Funded! And 3 days to spare! Stretch goal announced soon! Thank you ALL!!!

3/10: Added a black t-shirt logo-only design as a choice of shirts. Check it out at the bottom of the page or on our update page.

3/9: Added a new commission! Bobby Lefevre will draw a character of your choosing! Scroll down towards the bottom to see examples of his previous commissions.

3/5: We've added 2 new Original Art tiers. Scroll down below to check them out.

“I thoroughly enjoyed [Fist of Justice]. I was impressed with the way that you took what seemed to be designed to be a one-shot and segued into a series. The is-it-real-or-is-it-a-delusion angle was very well played... Nice work.” - Jim Shooter

WHO IS THE FIST OF JUSTICE?

So who is this Fist of Justice guy? What's the big deal? Fist of Justice is a man out of time, a cat with his heart in the right place -- a true hero from the 70s awakened in our time. 

Fist of Justice was the super-heroic defender of Charm City until he made a fatal mistake that ended his career. He threw in the towel and was locked away and soon forgotten. But his power -- though dormant -- did not leave him. Now it has returned and resurrected FOJ -- restoring him as defender of a city dealing with the new villains of the 21st century. Villains who are tougher, stronger, and meaner than ever. 

Fist of Justice is created by Mike Imboden and Ed Dukeshire.

WHO WORKED ON THIS?

You know who got his comic book start in the pages of 'Fist of Justice'? That's right, Chad "Harley Quinn" Hardin and Yildiray "Supergirl" Cinar. We've also had the pleasure of working with many other talented folks shown below. And everything was written by Mike Imboden (FUBAR) and co-plotted/lettered by Ed Dukeshire (Hulk, Irredeemable, Sons of Anarchy)! Artists in this trade paperback collection include:

  • Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Stan Lee's Traveler, Warlord)
  • Yildiray Cinar (Supergirl, Teen Titans, Adventures of Superman)
  • Anthony Castrillo (Bloodshot, The Flash, Hawkman, X-Force, X-Men)
  • Dario Carrasco Jr. (I, Frankenstein, Alpha Flight, Nova, Star Wars)
  • André Coelho (The Flash, Ms Marvel, X-Men, Blue Beetle)
  • Pow Rodrix (Justice League America, Wolverine, Lady Death)

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Kickstarter has shown us that projects that couldn't originally happen, are now possible. Mike has been asked by many, many fans for a trade paperback collection, but the reality is, the costs were just too high for us. Support with your pledges can change that. This Kickstarter will help pay for the printing of the trade paperback, new comic book, all the rewards, shipping supplies, and shipping. Plus, let's not forget the fees associated with Kickstarter and Amazon. Extra money will go into giving you great stretch rewards, enhancements, and production of future issues. We'd love to get Fist of Justice out there on a regular basis once again with your help! But in order to do this, we need your help and support. Give us a chance to show you why we love this character so much.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

The central piece that we're showcasing is a beautiful trade paperback collecting DWP #s 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and Fist of Justice #1. That's close to 115 pages of story! The icing on the cake is the long-awaited sixth issue of Fist of Justice is also available which kickstarts his return to comics. There's even an opportunity for YOU to appear in a special 8 page story that will be included with #6 for the appropriate reward tiers. Plus T-Shirts! Who wouldn't want to walk around with a Fist of Justice T-Shirt? So with your generous pledges, we can afford to make this great trade paperback collection. And with your continued support, we can even make this trade paperback a nicely bound hardcover book! 

Our digital rewards will be served through our friends at ComiXology. The ComiXology App is available on every device which includes iPads, iPhones, Kindle, Surface, Android, and are also viewable on the web through your web browser!

SOME KEY TIERS

Update: Please note the tier graphics below reflect what you get in the tiers themselves. Some items weren't listed on the right because we weren't able to edit them in time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

ORIGINAL ART TIERS

COMMISSIONS TIERS

You pick the characters you want drawn/painted. Can be Marvel, DC, or even your own creator-owned characters!

Note: Check our updates section to see larger versions of these commission examples. Remember, commissions are drawn for you so you pick what you want drawn!

ADD ONS

Just added! FOJ logo black T-Shirt. Now you can choose which design you want. We'll send a survey at the end of the campaign letting you choose. If you would like to get both shirts and already have a shirt on your pledge, please add $20. If your tier doesn't include a shirt already and you would like one, please add $25.

STRETCH GOALS

Some cool stretch goals are planned which include Increasing page counts so we can add an impressive behind-the-scenes section in the trade paperback (we love this stuff and we're sure you do as well). These include development art, covers, unused pages, and more. And we could even print issue #7 and include that as a reward for your generous pledges.

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk, high reward project. Because all of the artwork (aside from the special 8 page story) is completed, it's merely a matter of formatting and printing the book, tweaking some pages, rejiggering some story elements, and enhancing some art. All money that we net from this project will be going towards paying for the printing of the TPB and #6, the new eight page story, rewards and Kickstarter/Amazon fees. If enough is generated we'll be able to pay for future single issues! Yeah, that's right, issue #7 and beyond!

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FAQ

  • Unfortunately, no. We were able to get the Digital Webbing Presents appearances and up to issue #5 of the regular series into comic shops before Diamond pulled the plug on us. So we'll be selling issues at comic conventions and any comic shops that will purchase directly from us. If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, we will create more to help fund and distribute future issues. We have lots of stories to tell and want to share with you.

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  • We are publishing just what appears here on Kickstarter. But basically, we're considering ourselves as Digital Webbing Studios. So, if a publisher approaches us wanting to publish and distribute Fist of Justice for us, we're happy to talk to them!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    5 backers

    SPLAT! - Pledge 2 bucks or more and you're a Charm City supporter. You'll get a very rare "not available in stores" wallpaper for your computer and devices!

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    Pledge $5 or more

    21 backers

    WHAM! - You get a digital copy of Fist Of Justice #6 through our partners at ComiXology. And the digital rewards above.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    10 backers

    BOOM! - Digital is hip for the new kids, but you like your comics on paper! Print copy of Fist Of Justice #6 and wallpaper for your computer and devices.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    11 backers

    WHUMP! - You get a digital copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback because you want to save a tree and because ComiXology is just cool. FOJ approves because there just aren't enough trees in Charm City! Free digital wallpaper too!

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    12 backers

    BWAM! - You get the combo digital package which is FOJ #6 and the FOJ Trade Paperback. Read 'em on the go! These are delivered through the cool ComiXology app. You also get digital wallpaper too! It's a digital heaven!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    55 backers

    THWAM! - You get a print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback Volume 1. THIS IS IT! This is what you want! Loaded with great old-school story and art! This is NOT print on demand, it's a high quality trade on glossy paper. Plus! Your name on the Charm City Supporters page (all tiers below this also get your name in the book)!

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    Pledge $30 or more

    14 backers

    THWIP! - You get a print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback Volume 1 signed by creators Mike Imboden and Ed Dukeshire. We tried finding famous people to sign these but they charged too much! Plus you get a scenic postcard print with art by Chad Hardin!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    39 backers

    THOOM! - You want both the print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback and a print copy of FOJ #6. You're a fan and you need them both! Plus you get a scenic postcard print with art by Chad Hardin!

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    12 backers Limited (63 left of 75)

    SNIKT! You want the full color limited edition print by Anthony Castrillo! This print is a homage to a classic X-Men cover. A beauty! You'll also get both the print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback and FOJ #6. Plus the postcard art print!

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    Pledge $50 or more

    11 backers

    SWIISH! - You get a print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback Volume 1. Plus you get a t-shirt (any size up to 2XL). You also get the postcard art print.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    10 backers

    SHWING! - You get a print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback Volume 1 and FOJ #6 both signed by Imboden and Dukeshire. Plus you get a t-shirt (any size up to 2XL). Plus the postcard art print.

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    Pledge $75 or more

    3 backers All gone!

    KA-POW! - Just added! Here's your chance to grab an original pencil drawing by Pow Rodrix featuring FOJ in a great pose. These are done on 8x11 paper. We posted an example in our updates. Plus you get both the print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback and FOJ #6, and the scenic postcard print with art by Chad Hardin! And the limited Castrillo print, and sticker.

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  • You selected
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    1 backer All gone!

    KRAAK! Own an original by Livestream artist Roy Cover. This B/W 11x17 original on bristol board of FOJ will look great hanging on your wall. Also included with this package is the full color limited edition print by Anthony Castrillo! You'll also get print copies of the FOJ Trade Paperback and FOJ #6. And the postcard art print and sticker!

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    2 backers

    RETAILERS ONLY package! Get 5 copies of the Fist of Justice #6 comic book and 5 copies of the trade paperback. Plus 5 stickers and postcards! PLUS! We'll give you a poster to display in your store to help bring attention to the book! This whole package includes FREE shipping! If you want a variation of this, or you're outside the USA, please contact us.

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    1 backer All gone!

    JASON BAROODY ORIGINAL ART! Just added! Here's your chance to grab an original pen & ink drawing by Jason Baroody (Combat Jacks) featuring FOJ. This is on 9x12 art paper. Plus you get both the print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback and FOJ #6, and the scenic postcard print with art by Chad Hardin! And the Sly print, and sticker.

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    3 backers All gone!

    POW! - How about an original FOJ pinup drawn by FOJ #6 artist Pow Rodrix? And how about it's on a special sketch cover "artist" edition of FOJ #6? Yep, here it is! You know you want it because there's only 3 being offered! Plus you get the print copy of the FOJ TP, and postcard art print.

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    1 backer All gone!

    MICHAEL KASINGER ORIGINAL ART! Just added! Here's your chance to grab an original full color marker drawing by Michael Kasinger featuring FOJ. This is on 8x11 art paper. Plus you get both the print copy of the FOJ Trade Paperback and FOJ #6, and the scenic postcard print with art by Chad Hardin! And the Sly print, and sticker.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    WHAAM! - BE IN THE COMIC!!

    Get drawn into the new 8-page story as a ZOMBIE or a person killed by a zombie! Plus you get a print copy of both the signed Trade Paperback and the FOJ #6 comic book, the limited edition print, postcard art print, sticker, and t-shirt.

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    2 backers All gone!

    ZOINK! - Ever want to own an original by J.K. Woodward (Doctor Who, Star Trek)? Here's your chance! JK's commission is a 12x18 ink painting, 140 lb watercolor paper, sturdy stock, no warping. He'll draw ANY characters you want (limit 3 characters). This package also includes the FOJ #6 comic, trade paperback, print, postcard, sticker. Visit the updates section to see a larger version of JK's art. Only 2 available!

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    1 backer All gone!

    BOB LEFEVRE Commission! Just added! 11x17 penciled commission of ANY character you want. Can even be YOUR character. Bob has been published by Image Comics and has been a huge fan of FOJ since the beginning of time. You also receive the FOJ TP, comic, print, sticker and postcard.

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    2 backers All gone!

    ZZAP! - Here's one for peeps that like color! Own an original by J.K. Woodward (Doctor Who, Star Trek)! JK's commission is a FULL COLOR gouache on 12x18 pure cotton, 140 lb watercolor paper, sturdy stock, no warping. He'll draw ANY characters you want (limit 3 characters). This package also includes the FOJ #6 comic, trade paperback, print, postcard, sticker. Visit the updates section to see a larger version of JK's art.

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    1 backer All gone!

    BADA-BOOM! - Here we go, we had to really call in the favors on this one since he no longer does commissions. Have you ever wanted to own an original 11x17 ink original by Matt Haley? Now's your chance! Matt will draw you ANY comic book female character. That's right, you choose! This package also includes the FOJ #6 comic, trade paperback, print, postcard, sticker.

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    1 backer

    FWAP! - Do you need your comic book lettered? Do you want it lettered by someone who's been lettering comic books for over a decade in the business? Ed Dukeshire (that's me) will letter your 20-22 page comic and pre-press it for the printer. I've lettered titles such as Marvel's Hulk, DC's X-Files, Boom!'s Day Men, Image's ShadowHawk, plus many other titles. Fist of Justice is my creation and I want it to succeed so I need your help, and with this tier, I'll be helping you help me. This tier also includes a print copy of the FOJ #6 comic and the TP. If you need something lettered less than what's on this tier, say a 4-8 pager, please contact me and I'll fix you right up.

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    1 backer All gone!

    THOOOM! - Get drawn into the new 8-page story and have a MAJOR role in the story. You'll be helping Fist of Justice save people! This is a leading role for a male only. You get the print copy of the signed TP, 4 copies of FOJ #6 (so you can share with friends or family since you're a star in it), postcard art print, sticker, t-shirt, and the limited edition print. Plus you get to own a page of original art that features you from the story.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    BWAANG! - Get drawn into the new 8-page story and have a MAJOR role in the story as a female. You'll be helping Fist of Justice save people! This option is only available to female pledgers (or a male pledger who wants their girlfriend, sister, mom, or aunt in this role, with her approval of course). You get the print copy of the signed TP, 4 copies of FOJ #6 (so you can share with friends or family since you're a star in it), postcard art print, sticker, t-shirt, and the limited edition print. Plus you get to own a page of original art that features you from the story.

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